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State executive councillor for youth, sports and entrepreneurship Mohd Najwan Halimi speaks during the Kembara Jumpa Orang Muda (JOM) programme at MBSA Convention Centre, Shah Alam on March 10, 2024. — Picture by MOHD KHAIRUL HELMY MOHD DIN/SELANGORKINI 

Selangor explores proposal for disabled individuals’ involvement in youth programmes

By Nas Norziela Nasbah 

SHAH ALAM, March 11 — The state government is considering proposals to involve persons with disabilities in youth programmes to develop their potential and ensure that they are not left behind. 

State executive councillor for youth Mohd Najwan Halimi said he would discuss the matter with the Selangor Women Empowerment and Welfare Committee led by Anfaal Saari to identify and coordinate programmes and initiatives for the group. 

“The state has prepared various initiatives for the disabled group, but we see that they too want to be involved in youth programmes, be it at the Federal or state level. 

“We will review this suggestion. What’s important is that we ensure they are not left behind in terms of involvement in development programmes in Selangor.” 

Najwan said this during the Kembara Jumpa Orang Muda (JOM) or Meet the Youth Tour programme organised by the Youth and Sports Ministry here yesterday, which was also attended by its deputy minister Adam Adli Abdul Halim. 

The Kembara initiative in Selangor, which was participated by some 2,500 youths, was to provide a platform to the group to share their feedback and views on the draft Youth Leadership Transition Plan. 

Meanwhile, Adam said his ministry will continue to provide platforms to provide further insight into the proposed plan, and gather feedback from youth organisations and associations in addressing the various challenges they face in transitioning to adulthood. 

“All feedback and views will be used to finalise the plan, which will be a catalyst for the amendment to the Youth Societies and Youth Development Act 2007.”

“Among the key contents of the amendments include lowering the youth age limit to 30, setting the age limit for the leader or office bearer of youth organisations at 18 to 30 years, and limiting the term of office for youth organisation leaders to four years,” he said.

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